If this is your case, and your workers’ compensation claim has been denied, it can be a frustrating and overwhelming experience. We have been representing thousands of workers in the state, so we understand your fears. But remember, as an employee, you still have options to get the benefits that you deserve. Here we listed some steps you can take if your California workers’ compensation claim has been denied. Make sure you evaluate these factors with your lawyer:
1. Understand the reason for the denial: Your workers’ compensation claim could be denied, maybe because of a missed deadline, lack of medical evidence, or an administrative error. Before taking any further action, it’s essential to understand why your claim was denied.
2. Review your claim and gather evidence: After getting a denial on your workers’ compensation claim, you can review your claim and gather any additional evidence, such as medical records, witness statements, or other documentation that supports your injury or illness.
3. File an appeal: If you disagree with the denial, you can file an appeal with the California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC). The DWC offers several levels of appeal, including an informal conference, a formal hearing, and an appeal to the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.
By taking these actions, you can increase your chances of receiving the benefits you deserve. Getting a new opportunity after your claim was denied is possible; contact your lawyer and review your options to appeal the decision. At Blanco and Arias Law Firm, our team can guide you through the process and motivate you even after getting a denial. Finally, be persistent; it is possible to demonstrate suffering after being injured in your workplace.